Books and Literature Archive

April 17, 2014

 

Putin

Beyond Pussy Riot: Letting Russian Punk Speak For Itself

Two Bloomington-based authors and punk enthusiasts are writing a book chronicling the history, trends, and figures of Russian punk rock music.

April 9, 2014

 

The cover for Ross Lockridge Jr.'s Raintree County

The World Of A Novel: Ross Lockridge Jr.’s Raintree County

An exhibition at the IU Lilly Library celebrates the centennial of a Bloomingtonian whose novel became a best seller the same year he took his own life.

March 29, 2014

 

a girl writes at a desk

Student Troupe Unlocks Diary To Feel History First-Hand

In their effort to make Anne Frank's account as real as possible, the cast prepared in ways that go far beyond those of a typical high school production.

February 20, 2014

 

Post-punk heroes, the Dancing Cigarettes

One Night Only: Burroughs And The Dancing Cigarettes

An exhibition at IU's Lilly Library takes viewers back to the night William S. Burroughs performed onstage with a beloved Bloomington band.

February 7, 2014

 

portrait of Lydia Lunch

Blunt Force Lunch: A Knuckle Sandwich With A Hug On The Side

Lydia Lunch was just a teenager when she came to define Lower East Side cool. She has maintained a robust presence on the avant-garde ever since.

January 22, 2014

 

Pictures of Sound:1,000 Years of Educed Audio

Appearing Act: Sounds Thought To Be Gone Can Be Heard Again

"It's humanity's earliest record of its own voice. That in itself is pretty cool." - IU Professor Patrick Feaster on his work in "Pictures of Sound".

January 1, 2014

 

Sex, Drugs, and Silence: Burroughs’ Subversive Century

Almost two decades after his death, Beat writer William S. Burroughs is being feted by Bloomington literati on what would have been his 100th birthday.

October 22, 2013

 

Frank Tavares

NPR’s Frank Tavares: Always Heard, Seldom Seen

The professor-by-day embraces a second job as a fiction writer, exits the "voice of NPR" spotlight.

October 3, 2013

 

March: Book One illustrated by Nate Powell

Nate Powell On Influence And Inspiration

Nate Powell's latest book is "March: Book One." It was co-written by Representative John Lewis and Andrew Aydin.

September 19, 2013

 

The Lilac Crazy quartet

Purdue Professor Finds Her Voice In Doo Wop

A new book by a retired Purdue University professor tells how she conquered a lifetime of self-imposed silence through singing.

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